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A Jolly around Corfu

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 610 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 795 Pound Sterling (GBP)

The rather sleepy ambiance of Corfu all adds to the charm along with old Corfu town itself - a World Heritage listed centre. This gentle journey allows you plenty of time to visit other islands and splash about in your hotels' swimming pools. Truly a jolly!

Holiday details:

- Price from: Classic £610 per person based on two people sharing a room. Price quoted is for start dates in May and October. £735 per person for start dates in June and September and £795 per person for start dates in July and August
- Start & Finish: Starts daily and is circular from Corfu airport
- Hotels: Classic Two beach side hotels with pools, a port side hotel in Corfu town and a small family run hotel with a garden
- Activity level: Gentle cycling (3) More info...
- Electric bikes: Not available
- Mileage: 3 days of cycling 12 - 15 miles (20-24 km) per day with 2 days of optional cycling
- Terrain: A few slopes each day
- Traffic-free: Very little traffic on most roads.

Day 1: Arrive Corfu.

We will meet you at Corfu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moraitika on the east coast of the island. Hotel Delfinia where you will spend the first two nights of your holiday, is a quiet beach side, luxury hotel with a large swimming pool, a private beach and a tennis court. Let the jolly begin!

Day 2: Circular ride from Moraitika.

Choose a day on the beach or a ride along the coast southwards to discover the picturesque fishing villages of Boukari and Petriti. From here you head inland, finding some rather unspoilt hamlets before emerging on the west coast where you pedal through Korission lake nature reserve. Spot the rare wild flowers if you are visiting in spring and the many birds nesting in the reserve before heading back to the east coast. Optional 18 or 22 miles (29 or 35 km) per day.

Day 3: Moraitika to Corfu town.

Today's ride leads you northwards along the coast, first to Benitses with its alleys and white washed houses and then to the incredibly beautiful Mouse island surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea. Pedal to the island via a dam to take a closer look at the Viacherna church. Further on in Kanoni after a short climb you are rewarded with superb views of the island and sea before heading down into Corfu town. Hotel City Marina where you will spend the next two nights is located in the very old centre overlooking the old port. 12 miles (20 km)

Day 4: Corfu old town.

Enjoy the old town today - World Heritage listed with two Venetian fortresses, an archaeological museum and lovely parks. If you want to visit the so-called Palace of Sissy, there are excursions to Achillion Palace. And for those fancying a boat trip and a swim, there are day cruises from the old port to the small uninhabited island of Vidos.

Day 5: Corfu town to Liapades.

Heading west to Potamos you cycle inland through quiet rural areas where time seems to have stood still. With a few slopes under your belt you have great views of Pantokrator mountain, the highest on the island and then you can stop for refreshments in Tembloni's cafe in the church. From here its a freewheel to Ropa Ebene and a pedal along rural roads to the seaside village of Liapades. Your hotel for the next two nights - the Liapades Beach Hotel has its own pool and is a 100m from the sea. The old village with its authentic village square sits on top of a hill. 20 miles (32 km).

Day 6: Circular ride from Liapades.

There's a nice choice today - a frappe in Liapades, time on the beach or poolside or a pedal for those feeling energetic. The ride starts with a climb but includes attractive Doukades village, a donkey rescue centre and Paleokastritsa with its fascinating monastery atop a cliff. Optional 9 or 14 miles (14 or 23 km).

Day 7: Liapades to Agios Ioannis.

After a short climb at the start of the day, the rest of your pedal is through the flat plain of Ropa. The elderly in these villages still wear traditional costume and the vineyards at Theotoki make a fine landscape. Enjoy the beach at Ermones before turning inland and reaching Agios Ioannis - not to be confused with the beach resort! Your overnight stay is in the 200 year old family run Hotel Marida overlooking the village square. Enjoy your last dinner tonight in a typical Greek tavern in this small village. 15 or 15 miles (24 or 29 km).

Day 8: Depart Corfu.

Today we say goodbye and transfer you to the airport for your departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation.
- Breakfast every day during the tour.
- The services of our friendly hosts to coordinate your travel and brief you on your route.
- Emergency support provided by your host.
- Luggage transfers between hotels.
- A tour brochure.
- Safeguarding of your payment.

Price Excludes:
- Airfares.
- Travel to and from the tour start and finish points.
- Entrances to attractions unless specified.
- Lunches.
- Dinners.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Mini bars.
- Meals pre and post the tour.

All prices are subject to change depending on accommodation availability.

About This Supplier
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